On the second hand (a set and a run), instead of, say, on an actually USEFUL hand like the final (3 runs)???
17 entries from December 2010
I decided, on the final hand, to try for three runs of diamonds. Here’s to that second joker :-D
Game final score: Don 190, Julie Anne 400
Not the game-winner, but it looks good so far. Three hands in (of seven total) and I’m batting a thousand. :-)
Family and friends just gathered. The tree is beautifully lighted, “fire” is crackling merrily away, coffee steaming and breakfast in the oven.
Doesn’t get much better than this.
May you enjoy the company of family and friends, and the best of success for the new year.
Julie Anne’s scratch-made pumpkin pies.
For the record, this wasn’t a total Martha Stewart endeavor. Julie Anne did not make the pie dishes herself. She bought ’em. And she feels a bit terrible about that. ;-)
Corned beef hash with poached eggs, home fries, and pumpkin pancakes at the Original Pancake House.
This has become a weekend ritual during the cold/wet months.
Interesting list. Now I know where I’ll be getting ideas for some new local bottles to try over the next few years.
The methodology is simple. I look through a year's worth of tasting notes and select one wine from each of 100 wineries for inclusion. All but three of these wines scored 91 points or higher (out of 100) in my reviews for a national wine publication. They are ranked first according to their score and within each scoring category by price. Among all 93-point wines, for example, the least expensive will rank highest, and the most expensive lowest. The original suggested retail price is also listed.
Why just one wine per winery? With roughly 670 wineries in the state, it is a better way to showcase the breadth and depth of the industry's offerings.
An indicator of how this Monday will likely go:
I required five attempts to leave the house successfully. I believe this is a personal best.
First try: Realized I had forgotten my work badge (and, by extension, my transit card since they’re in the same badge holder).
Second try: Forgot Netflix DVDs for return mail.
Third try: Turned to lock door, determined this would be difficult since keys were still on the shelf inside my apartment.
Fourth try: Halfway down the stairs, remembered my wallet was still on my desk in the living room.
Fifth try: Half a block away, noticed my phone’s charge level was only 63%. Considered returning for the wall charger, remembered I have a USB charge cable on my desk at work.
So then. How’s your Monday?
On December 2, 1969, at 10:08 PST, Katharine entered the world. It’s been a hell of a ride since. ;-D
We all love you.
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